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Benefits Administrator

Well Known Community Bank
Tacoma, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $60,000 to $75,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

Well Known Community Bank is seeking an experienced Benefits Administrator to administer and counsel 300+ employees through benefits, such as health, retirement, disability, and special leave. A strong level of confidentiality and the use of good judgment will be needed as you work with employees through sensitive issues. You will work with benefits vendors and make recommendations to the Director of Human Resources benefits offerings and plan considerations.

How to be Successful in the Role:

To be successful in your new role as Benefits Administrator, you will need to be a self-starter who is resourceful, driven to produce results, have excellent attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills as you.

In Your First Year:

  • In your first year as Benefits Administrator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design and implement benefits to all employees.

  • Coordinate and host the annual employee benefits enrollment fair.

  • Create, facilitate and provide end-user training on leave processes and leave tracking to employees and supervisors.

  • Create and facilitate wellness information sessions for employees.

  • Auditing of current employee benefits.

The Challenges:

  • Creating a benchmark of knowledge with employees regarding their benefits.

  • Creating and measuring the effectiveness of the Wellness Program education with employees after launch.

  • Auditing employee benefits from enrollment to separation.

  • Managing accommodation inventory, storage, and creating a tracking system.

Your Benefits as the Benefits Administrator:

  • Medical insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Paid Birthday Day Off

  • Two pay periods per month

  • Paid sick leave

  • 401k and employee stock ownership plans

  • Paid training and advancement opportunities

  • Numerous employee only banking benefits

  • Hybrid Work Schedule Availability After a Successful Probationary Period

The Company celebrates the many individuals that make up our community and embraces the opportunity to learn from both our differences and similarities. We value equity and respect. We seek to create an environment of innovation and excellence and focuses on employee success, lifelong learning, and social responsibility.

Duties and Tasks:

Essential Functions: (Reasonable Accommodations will be provided upon request)

Duty: Benefits Administration and Wellness Program

  • Interpret and administer rules and regulations for health, dental, retirement, and other insurance eligibility for all classes of eligible employees.

  • Administer benefit and retirement programs by advising and enrolling eligible employees, conducting annual open enrollment, and counseling employees on benefits-related issues.

  • Provide training for staff regarding benefits including health and welfare benefits, retirement plan changes, financial planning, tax-sheltered annuities, deferred compensation, and supplemental retirement options.

  • Coordinate and host annual employee benefits enrollment event and employee wellness event. Secure vendors and send communication to employees about the upcoming events.

Duty: Employee Ergonomic Accommodations

  • Manage the process for and coordination of ADA ergonomic equipment accommodation requests from employees.

  • Lead the process of communicating with the employee, provide notices to supervisors, and maintain accommodation.

Duty: Special Leave

  • Administer leave programs including Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), WA Family Care Leave, and pregnancy disability leave in accordance with federal and state laws, Well Known Community Bank policies and procedures.

  • Determine employee eligibility for leave, Monitor and track leave usage.

  • Liaison with L&I (workers compensation) case managers to resolve claims; seek appropriate guidance as necessary. Work with L & I to identify whether return to work or similar programs are available to participate in.

Duty: Other Duties

  • Serve as back-up to Human Resources team.

  • Enter new hire and other employee information/changes into the designate software systems.

  • Conduct Human Resources trainings as needed or required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or 5 years of equivalent experience.

  • Broad-based professional human resources experience and exposure to human resources functions such as leave administration, benefits, retirement, and payroll processing.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of State and Federal regulations pertaining to employment benefits, leave, and accommodations.

  • Work experience in an office environment that included: strict adherence to confidentiality, direct customer contact, heavy workflow, strict deadlines, researching rules and regulations, and regular use of computer programs, spreadsheets and accounting systems.

  • Intermediate proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

  • Experience auditing reports, contracts, budgeting, hiring documentation, and assignment of positions.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated data collection and reporting experience.

  • Working knowledge of employer self-insurance processes.

Company Description
Washington LOCAL financial services company.

Well Known Community Bank


Tacoma, WA
98408 USA



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